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The decision by the United States to blacklist hard stance South Korean leader Kim Jong-un over human rights abuses for the first time has elicited an offensive reaction.
North Korea is promising a tough response for Washington’s ban in what it deemed as a “declaration of war” by the United States.
Pyongyang described the sanctioning of Kim as a “hideous crime,” the official Korean Central News Agency reported on Thursday.
“What the US did this time, not content with malignantly slandering the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, is the worst crime that can never be pardoned,” it cited the foreign ministry as saying.
The US Department of Treasury while announcing the sanctions said Kim and 10 other top officials were behind the killing and torture of political prisoners in the country’s system of political prison camps.
“Under Kim Jong-Un, North Korea continues to inflict intolerable cruelty and hardship on millions of its own people, including extrajudicial killings, forced labour, and torture,” said Adam Szubin, the acting Treasury under-secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence.
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